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Circle trip from Strbske pleso to the memorial place of Symbolicky cyntorin

This middle hard trip starts by Strbske pleso, meets Popradske pleso and finish in Symbolicky cyntorin than goes back.

This is the rushest and the most famous mountain lake in the Vysoke Tatry mountains. The area is 1346 meters above sea level. Ancient inhabitants had been working as wood workers, shephards, coal-men, herbalists. There is a one matter of interest from that time. Local people wanted to discharged today´s Strbske pleso in order to get a new meadows. Since the end of 19th century the lake have been artificially fill with fish. The lake´s water had been so clear that local people had broked ice during winter which had been sent to Berlin or to Budapest.

Popradske pleso can be found in western Vysoke Tatry mountains in central Mengusovska dolina (dell). It is a common starting point for an outing to Rysy which are famous for its beautifull sceneric view. Or you can set off towards Mengusovska dolina for a trip. The easiest way how to get to Popradske pleso is from Strbske pleso along a signed route. It will not take you longer than 2 hours of a slow walk. Once you are there you may visit Symbolicky cintorin. It is a cemetery of victims who have died during a mountain accident. The cemetery is a good warning against a hiden dangerous of this mountains. The plenty of graves are a sad proof of it.

The trip is almost 12 km long and takes 4 or 5 hours walk. The way starts by Strbske pleso (1355 meters above sea level), follows a yellow tourist path to Helios than goes along a red path via Rozcesti u Triganu to Popradske pleso. As soon as we meet Popradske pleso we have to find the yellow path again which goes to Symbolicky cyntorin. During the last part of the trip we have to go along the green path from Symbolicky cyntorin to Rozcesti u Triganu than along the red one to Helios and at last along yellow back to Strbske pleso.

Strbske pleso
Symbolicky cintorin